In the 2nd Grade Classroom
Specific Math Skills:
Learn to count money and to add and subtract quantities with dollars and cents
Continue to analyze word problems involving adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
Understand fractions as equal parts of a whole
Write the fraction represented by a graphic
Arrange fractions with different denominators in sequence
Bible — Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Judges, and Joshua
Composer Study — Our second term composer is Ludwig Van Beethoven. We are learning about Beethoven’s life and will listen to “Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Minor,” and “Fate.”
Tales and Fables — We are reading Chapters 10 through 12 of The Princess and the Goblin.
Literature — Selected stories from The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Spelling/Phonics — Master selected single and multi-letter phonograms. Master previously introduced spelling rules. Continue work to link rules memorized to accurate spelling of familiar and unfamiliar words
Picture Study — Our second term artist is Claude Monet. We will learn about the life of Monet and study some of his pieces, Peaches and Self Portrait with a Beret.
Poetry — We will begin second term by studying William Blake. We are learning about William Blake’s life and will read “The Tyger,” “To See,” and “The Piper.”
Read Aloud — Treasures in the Snow
Handwork — We are enjoying making our puppets and reading our lines for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe puppet show.
History — We are reading When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots. For fun, locate the Delaware River on a U.S. Map.
Art — We will continue working on our Native American drawing, using markers and watercolor.
Spanish — Family members, "I hug my grandmother/Abrazo a mi abuela” series, "La Familia" song, “Un elefante” song, “Padre Nuestro/The Lord's Prayer” recitation
Music — Students will learn folk songs, practice in-tune singing, high-low and loud-soft. They will learn to get a feeling for the beat and accent in duple meter. They will also identify rhythm patterns of familiar songs.
Physical Conditioning — Students will continue learning bouncing skills using a basketball.
Nature Study — Students will study fungi, moss, lichen, and earthworms.
The Song of the Shepherd's Purse FairySonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
Song of Solomon 2:11-12 For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
Vocabulary your child has been introduced to through text
Monday, March 2nd - Friday, March 6th — Spring Exams - Early release at 11 a.m. (Grades 1st-8th only)
Monday, March 9th - Friday, March 13th — No School - Spring Break
Tuesday, March 17th — Early Release at 11 a.m. - *Parent/Teacher Conferences